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Picked up my new Brera S 2.2 in Black yesterday.

Only had time to put 20 miles on it so far so not really got a good feel for it yet.

I'm still feeling sad about the Fiat Coupé 20VT I had to sell to make room for the new car!

This is my first Alfa and hope that my experience confounds all those out there who laughed when I said I was buying Italian again!

Also, is it just me or are the seats really hard?!
 

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Cheers chap. No doubt I'll be pestering people here with "Should it be doing this..." and "Has anyone else found this..."
 

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I like the Brera s:) And i want one.There is a Black 2.2 at my local dealer just down the road from me. Shame i cant afford it:( Post some pics for me Weon, so i can see what i cant have:lol:
 

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Congrats on your purchase. The Brera S is absolutely stunning. A fine replacement for your 20VT. :cool:
 

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It's a beautiful motor, congratulations. Only drawback is that I think if I had one, at my size, the 2.2 might have trouble pulling away!

I'm sure you'll enjoy her!!! :cool:
 

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Thanks all.

I might actually get to drive it this weekend too. Since picking it up on Wednesday I've spent about 45 minutes in it! Have noticed a stone chip on the front wing already though :eek:

I will have to force myself to drive it properly though and not have every journey governed by the MPG indicator! Sometimes ignorance really is bliss...

Pud237 - I'll miss the out and out power of the Coupé (the Brera doesn't really come that close) but in terms of comfort (I'm getting old) and general driving enjoyment it's a definite step in the right direction.
 

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Congrats on your new Brera, its a superb car, had mine for 12 weeks now still got a massive grin :D. You will get used to the seats soon enough. As for the raw power, you will learn to appreciate that its really a grand tourer rather than an out and out sports car. Enjoy :thumbs:
 

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As for the raw power, you will learn to appreciate that its really a grand tourer rather than an out and out sports car. Enjoy :thumbs:
True enough. To be fair, I never used to rag the Coupé but it was nice to be able to plant my right foot and get that turbo-induced grin!

The S makes me smile for different reasons, not least of which is the fact that it doesn't loosen my fillings every time I drive over a pebble!
 

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Congrats on the car, get some pics up!
 

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Welcome to the fold and cognratulations! I'd recommend getting the front end covered in some kind of paintshielding like Venture shield o stop those paintchips. It really works, I'm glad I did mine.
 

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Yeah, thought about it but it's too expensive. I'd rather just try and keep on top of them with a touch-up pen and then when it gets bad, have it resprayed (I know a guy that does excellent work at a good price). Don't really drive that often so it's not likely to be a problem.

I'm also used to the chips having driven a Fiat with paint made of cheese.
 
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I will have to force myself to drive it properly though and not have every journey governed by the MPG indicator! Sometimes ignorance really is bliss...
The MPG indicator is just a toy - set it to "current MPG" and try to get the lowest possible reading when accelerating hard :D
 
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